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Alvaro Ramirez  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D Literature and Applied Linguistics, University of Southern California, 1993
    Dissertation Title: Cervantes and the New Spanish-American Narrative.
  • M.A. Literature and Applied Linguistics, University of Southern California, 1985
  • Secondary School Teaching Credential Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, 1982
  • B.A. Spanish, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, 1982

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages - Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California (1993 - Present)
  • Instructor, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies - California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California (1990 - 1993)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Modern Languages - Occidental College (1989 - 1991)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages - University of Southern California (1982 - 1993)
  • Student Teacher - Fitch High School, Austintown, Ohio (1982)

Professional Experience:

  • English Instructor - La Hermandad Mexicana (1989 - 1990)
  • Language Consultant - Burbank Studios, Burbank, California (1988)
  • Translator - Educational Computer Games, Los Angeles, California (1988)
  • Assistant to the Director, Summer Program in Mexico - University of Southern California (1984 - 1986)

Awards:

  • Brother Manuel Vega Latino Empowerment Award - Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California (1996)
  • Scholarship award for advanced studies in Italian Language, History and Renaissance and Contemporary Literature, Summer Program - Universit per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy (1988)
  • George M. Wilcox Award in Education - Youngstown State University (1982)

Fellowship:

  • Fellowship, Summer Program in Madrid, Spain - sponsored by the University of Southern California (1983)

Honors:

  • Harold P. Gould Honor Society - Youngstown State University (1982)
  • Honor Society of Sigma Delta Pi - (1979)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Don Quijote and the Prison House of Language. Ramirez, Alvaro (paper)
    American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
    (November 2011)
  • Race, Class and Identity in The Rain God and Migrant Souls. Ramirez, Alvaro
    Strangers in Paradise: Vocies in Exile Conference, Palm Desert, California
    (March 1996)
  • Cervantes and the Empowerment of the Reader. Ramirez, Alvaro
    Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    (February 1996)
  • Riconete y Cortidillo: Una Lectura Satiacuterica. Ramirez, Alvaro
    Fall Meeting, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, University of La Verne
    (October 1995)
  • So Far From God and So Close to the Quixote. Ramirez, Alvaro
    National Conference, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, San Diego, California
    (August 1995)
  • Quixotic Alienation in Onetti's El Pozo. Ramirez, Alvaro
    Fourteenth Annual Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    (May 1994)
  • Cervantine Resonance in Three American Television Programs. Ramirez, Alvaro
    National Conference, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Phoenix, Arizona
    (August 1993)
  • The Quixote and Los Pasos Perdidos: From 'admiratio' to 'lo real maravilloso'. Ramirez, Alvaro
    Thirteenth Annual Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    (May 1993)
  • De la Novela de la Revolucioacuten Mexicana y la Novela Revolucionaria. Ramirez, Alvaro
    University of Southern California
    (October 1991)
  • Death as a Structuring Motif in Pedro Pramo. Ramirez, Alvaro
    Occidental College
    (February 1990)
  • Cervantistas Versus Quijotistas. Ramirez, Alvaro
    Occidental College
    (January 1990)

Publications:

  • Ramirez, Alvaro. 1994. Librao, San Jose Studies, vol. 20, issue 2
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